This book is a comprehensive text on sexual offenders that examines the causes and treatment of sexual offenses, as well as the policy implications of research outcomes. The subject matter is inherently controversial, well-researched, and rich in policy implications. As a result of the recidivism and the public scorn for sexual offenders, they are often treated differently by both the community and the criminal justice system. It was necessary to develop a book on sex offenders because of the uniqueness of their offenses and the laws that pertain to them.
Karen Terry is an Associate Professor in the Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Executive Officer of the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice of The Graduate Center, CUNY, at John Jay. She holds a doctorate in criminology from Cambridge University. Dr. Terry has several publications on sex offender treatment, management, and supervision, including: SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION: A "MEGAN'S LAW" SOURCEBOOK (Civic Research Institute), and SEXUAL OFFENSES AND OFFENDERS. She has been involved with numerous research projects regarding sexual offenses and offenders. Most recently, she was the principal investigator for a national study on the nature and scope of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church from 1950-2002, and she is continuing research on the causes and context of the abuse crisis. Karen is also the editor of the periodical Sex Offender Law Report, published bi-monthly by the Civic Research Institute.
Part I: SEXUAL OFFENSES, OFFENDERS, AND VICTIMS. 1. Sexual Offenses and Offenders. 2. Historical Perspectives on Sexual Behavior. 3. The Etiology Deviant Sexual Behavior. 4. The Cycle of Sexual Offending. 5. Types and Typologies of Sexual Offenders. 6. Juvenile Offenders. 7. Victims. Part II: THE RESPONSE TO SEXUAL OFFENDING. 8. Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders. 9. Management of Sex Offenders in the Community. 10. Registration and Notification. 11. Controlling the "Sexually Violent Predator." Part III: THE FUTURE OF SEX OFFENDING RESEARCH. 12. Sexual Offending: Future Directions of Research.